Well, the pictures pretty much speak for themselves. Daddy came home on a Saturday afternoon after a long delay in Dallas where the weather was keeping planes from leaving. He made it home exactly 1 day before the day he left one year ago (and also 1 day before Ella's 2nd birthday). We were blessed to have a great "welcoming crowd" at the airport with friends from YoungLife, Sunday School, former students, a friend from Scott's schooling at Emory, family, and many others.
A few moments that stand out to me have to be when we were all waiting behind the banner. Lydia out of nowhere just says, "If I was naked back here, this banner would hide me." I am not really sure where these thoughts come from, but she is definitely hilarious!!!
As we waited for Scott we realized we had to go down to a different location where he would actually be coming down an escalator to us instead of up the escalator. Well each person would slowly come down the escalator and we'd all wonder if it was him. This little old black lady in a HOT pink windsuit came down and Harbin yelled, "It's daddy in a pink suit!!" We all jumped and then laughed hysterically when we saw this lady coming down. I am sure she had no idea we were all laughing at the thought of her being this manly soldier returning home from war!!!
When Scott finally did come down the escalator these three little ladies were getting ready to get into the revolving door when they realized the welcoming crowd was for him. They quickly backed up and all but pushed him into the carousel so he could come out and see us all.
At one point, the kids had joked about him being invisible and as soon as my nephew, Wesley, saw him he said "Uncle Scott, we thought you were invisible."
We were all super excited to see him and he did his best to hug us all and make his rounds to say hello to everyone. A friend of ours was kind enough to video the homecoming and here is the link to that video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFuApxb92LY&feature=plcp
We are so happy to have Daddy home and I am sure we will have lots of pics of all the fun things we get to do with Daddy soon! Sorry for all the pics this time, but I just couldn't narrow them down!
The very-excited-to-have-her-hubby-home mom.
Hmmm... what to say... well there's six of us. Scott is the dad- he used to be in the army, but then started teaching high school chemistry, and now got called back to the army. I'm the mom- Kimberly- I attempt to hold down the happenings at home while attempting to continue a career in real estate. Harbin is our oldest- he's 7. Catherine is our daughter who's 5, Lydia is almost 4 and Ella is almost 2. We live just outside of Atlanta, GA and attend Shadowbrook Baptist Church.
As you can tell we are big Peyton Manning fans. We also love VOLS Tennessee Football!!!
We homeschool and love the flexibility to wake up late and hang out in our PJ's (amongst other weird homeschooling things we do).
For the Great-Grandma's (and those who don't know how to print pictures from here)
UPDATE: how to save pics from slideshow.
1. Click on the picture, this will bring up the slideshow site.
2. Stop the show from cycling through the pics.
3. Right click on the pic and scroll down to print.
Please let me know if this does not work for you- thanks!
Here's how you can save and print pictures from this site.
1. Right click (use that button you never use on your mouse) on the picture you want.
2. On the menu, select "save picture as". This will allow you to save the picture somewhere on your computer.
3. At the top of the box that pops up, it should say "Save in:". The easiest is to save on your desktop, so change the bar to say desktop.
4. Click save. You should now be able to find the picture file on your desktop and open it. You can print it from there.
Hopefully this makes sense!!! If for some reason the picture prints poorly, just email me and I will send you whatever pic you want!